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Alzheimer's Assn. to host session on basics of disease on Feb. 21

Thursday, January 17, 2013

"Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's: The Basics," a free workshop on Alzheimer's disease, will be conducted 4-5 p.m. Feb. 21 at Putnam County Hospital.

There is no fee to attend the session, but registration is requested by contacting the Alzheimer's Association at 800-272-3900. Putnam County Hospital is located at 1542 Bloomington St., Greencastle.

The program is designed to provide the basic information people need to know about memory loss issues and what they mean. Typical aging versus problematic memory changes will be covered as well as descriptions of the various causes of dementia.

The program also provides an overview of causes and risk factors, how Alzheimer's affects the brain and information on getting a diagnosis.

More than five million Americans have Alzheimer's, including 120,000 Hoosiers. Alzheimer's disease is the nation's sixth-leading cause of death.

The Alzheimer's Association is the world leader in Alzheimer's research and support. Having awarded more than $300 million to more than 2,100 scientists, the association is the largest private funder of Alzheimer's research.

For more information, visit www.alz.org/indiana.

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